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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733939/max-hirsch-1875-1941-his-forgotten-fate-and-his-contributions-to-the-founding-of-modern-rheumatology
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Wolfgang Keitel, Leif Olsson, Eric L Matteson
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the connections between balneology and rheumatology in the founding period of the discipline of rheumatology, and describe the contributions of Max Hirsch, MD in the formation of professional rheumatology societies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Historical documents from the medical history collection of Vogelsang-Gommern, Germany, and original personal documents of the Hirsch family and information from the medical and historical period literature were used in developing this report...
September 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714506/balneological-outpatient-treatment-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-effective-non-drug-therapy-option-in-daily-routine
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Kağan Özkuk, Hatice Gürdal, Mine Karagülle, Yasemin Barut, Rıza Eröksüz, Müfit Zeki Karagülle
This study aims to compare the effects of balneological treatments applied at consecutive and intermittent sessions without interfering with their daily routine in patients with knee osteoarthritis. This is a randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial. Fifty patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were included. The patients were divided into two groups. All patients were given a total of ten sessions of balneological treatment consisting of hydrotherapy and mud pack therapy. Group 1 received consecutive treatment for 2 weeks, while group 2 received intermittent treatment for 5 weeks...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638430/a-brief-report-on-the-history-of-phototherapy
#3
Andrzej Grzybowski, Jarosław Sak, Jakub Pawlikowski
From ancient times, light has played a significant role in the treatment of diseases. The modern discoveries (eg, ultraviolet radiation) and modern inventions (eg, the electric generator or the electric lightbulb), as well as balneologic experiences of the treatment with sunlight, contributed to the transition from heliotherapy to artificial light phototherapy at the end of the 19th century. Nils Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) was the founder of modern phototherapy. He is famous for applying an electric carbon arc torch in treating patients with lupus vulgaris using ultraviolet radiation...
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629851/effect-of-a-3-week-low-calorie-diet-and-balneological-treatment-on-selected-coagulation-parameters-in-morbidly-obese-patients
#4
Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Barbara Ruszkowska-Ciastek, Przemysław Adamczyk, Robert Szafkowski, Mirosława Firszt, Irena Ponikowska, Kristoffer Moe, Iza Iwan-Ziętek, Barbara Góralczyk, Krzysztof Góralczyk, Danuta Rość
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of death among people with obesity are cardiovascular complications as a result of a hypercoagulability state. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to assess the potential of coagulation system activation depending on the tissue factor and to analyze of the influence of a 3-week low-calorie diet and balneological treatment on selected coagulation parameters in morbidly obese patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 36 patients (28 females and 8 males; mean age 46) with the value of BMI > 40 kg/m2...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500678/-the-prospects-for-the-application-of-the-natural-and-preformed-therapeutic-factors-in-the-treatment-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#5
I B Zabolotnaya
UNLABELLED: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most widespread diffuse liver pathologies among the patients over 40 years of age. The available algorithms for the pharmacological treatment of this disease do not always ensure the desirable results which makes their further development and improvement with the use of natural and preformed physical factors an important priority. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the internal course of mineral waters of different balneological types and a bischofite aqueous solution for the treatment of the patients presenting with NAFLD...
2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416718/-sanatorium-and-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-complicated-spinal-trauma-in-a-specialized-department-of-a-sanatorium
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A V Khashchuk, Yu N Ponomarenko, A M Nenko
We studied the results of sanatorium treatment of 256 patients with complicated spinal injury and decubital ulcers. 74% of patients were male patients aged 38.5 ± 11.8 years. 89.4% of patients suffered from severe abnormalities, mild abnormalities were registered in 10.6% of patients. In 82.6% of patients decubital ulcers were localized to the skin only on one site, in 17.4% was registered multiple localization. Duration of the patients'follow-up varied from one to three years or more. Patients were divided into 2 clinical groups: the first group consisted of 132 patients who were applied during the preoperative preparation balneological factors and nanosilver, 124 patients included in the second group, which preoperative preparation was carried out in conventional-manner...
April 2016: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213948/-the-prospects-for-the-further-development-of-the-belokurikha-spa-and-health-resort-territory-in-the-altai-krai-region
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N K Dzhabarova, E S Yakovenko, N G Sidorina, A A Kokhanenko, V A Vorob'ev, A A Zaitsev, T S Kovalenko, I V Zhilyakov
We undertook a balneological survey of the Belokurikha spa and health resort territory with the purpose of distinguishing and identifying the potential health-improvement areas most promising for the extension and optimization of the therapeutic, tourist and recreational activities. The assessment was focused on the characteristic of the landscape and climatic conditions of the territory, the possibilities for the development of the existing resources of mineral waters and therapeutic muds as well as for the discovery of the potential new ones...
March 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213943/-the-influence-of-chronomagnetic-therapy-on-the-parameters-of-the-quality-of-life-in-the-patients-presenting-with-the-diseases-of-the-musculoskeletal-system-at-the-balneological-and-health-resort-based-stage-of-the-rehabilitative-treatment
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I V Cherkashina, N V Nenasheva, A V Volchok, A V Aleksandrov, V K Degtyarev, M V Nikitin, I A Zborovskaya
UNLABELLED: The methods for the rehabilitative treatment play an important role in the management of the patients presenting with the diseases of the musculoskeletal system. One of these techniques is chronomagnetic therapy. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of chronomagnetic therapy on the patient's quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients of the main group included 30 ones with osteoarthrosis, 30 with rheumatoid arthritis, 20 with ankylosing spondylitis, 6 with podagric arthritis, 6 with psoriatic arthritis, and 6 others with reactive arthritis...
March 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27030568/-the-topical-problems-of-pediatric-balneotherapy-and-the-spa-and-health-resort-based-treatment-of-the-children
#9
A N Razumov, M A Khan
This article is devoted to the topical problems of pediatric balneotherapy with special reference to the organization of the spa and health resort-based treatment of the children in the Russian Federation. The main issues discussed by the authors include the current state of health resort care for the children, the problem of statutory regulation of the activities of the children's spa and health resort facilities, the approaches to increasing the availability of the spa and health resort-based treatment for the children at the enhanced risk of the development of chronic diseases, disabilities, and tuberculosis...
January 2016: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27007290/hydrogeochemical-and-isotopic-tracers-for-identification-of-seasonal-and-long-term-over-exploitation-of-the-pleistocene-thermal-waters
#10
Nina Rman
The aim of the study was to develop and test an optimal and cost-effective regional quality monitoring system in depleted transboundary low-temperature Neogene geothermal aquifers in the west Pannonian basin. Potential tracers for identification of seasonal and long-term quality changes of the Pleistocene thermal waters were investigated at four multiple-screened wells some 720 to 1570 m deep in Slovenia. These thermal waters are of great balneological value owing to their curative effects and were sampled monthly between February 2014 and January 2015...
April 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26597677/on-the-proper-study-design-applicable-to-experimental-balneology
#11
Csaba Varga
The simple message of this paper is that it is the high time to reevaluate the strategies and optimize the efforts for investigation of thermal (spa) waters. Several articles trying to clear mode of action of medicinal waters have been published up to now. Almost all studies apply the unproven hypothesis, namely the inorganic ingredients are in close connection with healing effects of bathing. Change of paradigm would be highly necessary in this field taking into consideration the presence of several biologically active organic substances in these waters...
August 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26424134/radon-and-progeny-sourced-dose-assessment-of-spa-employees-in-balneological-sites
#12
Sefa Kemal Uzun, Işık Demiröz
This study was conducted in the scope of IAEA project with the name 'Establishing a Systematic Radioactivity Survey and Total Effective Dose Assessment in Natural Balneological Sites' (TUR/9/018), at the Health Physics department of Sarayköy Nuclear Research and Training Center (SANAEM). The aim of this study is estimation of radon and progeny sourced effective dose for the people who are working at the spa facilities by measuring radon activity concentration (RAC) at the ambient air of indoor spa pools and dressing rooms...
September 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26036090/-from-the-russian-balneological-society-to-innovative-technologies-of-spa-and-health-resort-based-treatment-the-95th-anniversary-of-the-pyatigorsk-state-research-institute-of-balneology
#13
N V Efimenko
This article is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Federal state budgetary institution "Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneology", Russian Federal Medico-Biological Agency. The main stages of the development of the institution are described with special reference to its scientific achievements and the principal lines of current activities.
March 2015: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25990058/crp-but-not-tnf-%C3%AE-or-il-6-decreases-after-weight-loss-in-patients-with-morbid-obesity-exposed-to-intensive-weight-reduction-and-balneological-treatment
#14
Danuta Rość, Przemysław Adamczyk, Joanna Boinska, Robert Szafkowski, Irena Ponikowska, Katarzyna Stankowska, Barbara Góralczyk, Barbara Ruszkowska-Ciastek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and the degree of homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in patients with morbid obesity exposed to a three-week low-calorie diet and balneotherapy. METHODS: The study included 33 patients (25 females and 8 males; mean age 46 years) with body mass index (BMI) values of >40 kg/m(2). Evaluations of CRP, IL-6, TNF-α, lipid profile, HOMA-IR, and fasting glucose were carried out before (baseline data) and three weeks after the treatment...
May 2015: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25922215/-the-role-of-balneology-in-plastic-surgery
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N Correia, A Binet, J Caliot, M-L Poli Merol, F Bodin, C François-Fiquet
UNLABELLED: Balneology can be part of the plastic surgery care sector. The objectives of this study were firstly to the state of knowledge about the hydrotherapy and specify the place reserved for hydrotherapy by surgeons as an adjunct in plastic and reconstructive surgery (adult and child). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multicentric national study by poll (Google Drive®) focused at plastic and/or pediatric surgeons. The following information was analyzed: frequency, timing of prescription, indications, the surgeon's feelings towards hydrotherapy and the differences between adult's and children's prescriptions...
February 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25730938/-the-karachi-health-resort-synthesis-of-science-and-practice
#16
I N Smirnova, E F Levitskiĭ, G G Reshetova, T V Evsiutina, L M Churina
This article is devoted to the history of one of the oldest Siberian health resorts known as "The Karachi Lake". It describes the stages of its development, the scientific component of the system of spa-and-resort therapy and medico-social rehabilitation of the patients. The detailed analysis of the mechanisms underlying the beneficial action of the natural therapeutic factors, cooperation with the leading research institutions, and the formation of the modern scientific and technical basis have strengthened the position of the resort on the market of the medical, health-promoting, and recreational services due to the development of the new activities in this field...
November 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25730935/-the-determination-of-molecular-sulphur-in-matsesta-mineral-water-and-its-analog-novonukutskaya-mineral-water
#17
V A Khutorianskiĭ, A I Smirnov, D A Matveev
The method of microcolumn reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (rp-HPLC) was employed to determine the content of elemental sulphur in mineral waters. The study envisaged the analysis of the samples of sulphide-containing mineral waters Novonukutskaya and Matsesta obtained by the solid phase extraction technique. Based on these data, the authors discuss the origin and the circulation of sulphur in the hydrogen sulphide sources. The elution conditions selected in this study ensured the high-resolution separation of the octasulphur peak from the peaks of allotropic components of the extract whereas the two-wave detection technique allowed to identify the peaks of molecular sulphur...
November 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25730929/-the-role-of-enteral-oxygen-therapy-in-the-correction-of-functional-disturbances-in-the-autonomic-nervous-system-of-the-children-presenting-with-chronic-diseases-of-the-respiratory-organs
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
O M Konova, L S Namazova-Baranova, E G Dmitrienko, I V Davydova
BACKGROUND: Vegetative dysfunction is observed in 60-90% of the children presenting with chronic respiratory diseases. Its timely identification and correction increases the effectiveness of the combined rehabilitative treatment of such patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The vegetative regulation was dynamically evaluated by the analysis of the heart rate variability in 95 patients presenting with bronchial asthma and chronic nonspecific lung diseases. The age of the patients varied from 7 to 16 years...
November 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25536761/-90-year-anniversary-of-the-kuldur-health-resort
#19
V V Kortelev, S V Sidorenko
The article is devoted to the history of creation and development of the Far Eastern health resort Kuldur located in the spurs of the Khingan range at the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region. The historical sketch spans the period from 1897 to the present time including the phases of the resort activities at different stages of its developments in pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary Russia (from the epoch of developed socialism to our time). The authors describe the contribution of the personnel of the resort, geologists, scientists of the Khabarovsk Medical Institute and other research institutions to the elucidation of the mechanism of action and therapeutic effectiveness of nitric-siliceous thermal waters...
September 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25536755/-the-rehabilitative-treatment-of-chronic-pyelonephritis-in-the-children-having-an-environmentally-burdened-medical-history
#20
L N Shvedunova, S V Demina, E N Chalaia
The present study involved 40 children aged 7-14 suffering from chronic pyelonephritis and having an environmentally burdened medical history. The combined spa treatment included either traditional peloid therapy applied to the lumbar region or the specially developed treatment using the adaptive-reflexive method that allowed the therapeutic effect to be gradually spread over various reflex zones. Mud applications under the new scheme were shown to be more adequate and sparing because they ensured gradual sequential involvement of different reflex zones that is of special importance for the patients having an environmentally burdened medical history and characterized by the impaired adaptive capacity...
September 2014: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
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